Olympus E-M1 Mark II Firmware v3.0 Brings New Features To An Old Camera


Olympus has updated firmware in the OM-D E-M1 MK II and the OM-D E-M1 X, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II digital camera is around three years old. Yet owners of that camera will be excited to learn that their old camera is almost like new with sweeping firmware changes that bring the MK II closer to the “X” in terms of autofocus performance and image quality.

Olympus says that With firmware v3.0, the E-M1 Mark II’s autofocus system uses the same algorithm as the E-M1X, “which was developed based on the shooting needs of the professional photographer.”

For the E-M1 Mark II, this update brings substantial improvements to autofocus. It also adds group 25-point to AF Target, C-AF Center Priority, and plenty of other modes for optimizing your settings perfectly for your subject. Autofocus can now work down to -6EV with an f/1.2 lens for low-light shooting. Also, operation is enhanced with a new ISO L100 setting and Detail Priority setting, an anti-flicker mode, OM-Log400, and tons more. The E-M1X doesn’t receive quite as much, but will support the latest features in Olympus Workspace after updating to Version 1.1.

The flagship OM-D E-M1X gets a boost up to Version 1.1 so that it will work with the new 2X teleconverter. Likewise, the 40-150 f/2.8 and 300 f/4 lenses. Also, the Olympus Workspace software is updated to add a few useful functions and features to your workflow.

You can get more information as well as the download files from the Olympus site.

NOTE: By way of disclosure, I am an Olympus Visionary.

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